The humanitarian situation in the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk will be “catastrophic” in the near future, according to Oleksandr Striuk, the head of the city's military administration.
Striuk said Friday that most of the city’s infrastructure cannot be restored, and sanitary conditions are especially bad. He said the central sewage collector has been severely damaged along with pumping stations and water intake.
After months of fighting, Russian troops took control of the eastern city in late June.
Striuk said “90% of the housing stock is damaged; 60% require demolition and rebuilding."
He added most of the city will have to be rebuilt, and many high-rise buildings will have to built again from scratch.